Official Language, Tamil

An Act to provide for the adoption of Tamil as the language to be used for the official purposes of the 3[State of Tamil Nadu] . ,’ r – WHEREAS the Constitution enables the Legislature of a . .- State by law to adapt any one r more of the langqa- .. _ . , ges in use in the State as the langwge to be used for all or :inv of the cmcial purposes { If he Stil.te. and to ‘ prescribe any language other than he English language f r use in Bills, Acts, Ordinanc:~, Orders, rd:s, regu- lations and bye- laws ; Be it enacte:! in he Seventh Year of the ~e~ublic of India .as follows:- . . Short titld “1. (1) This Act may b called thel[Tamil Nadli] Official -, and extent* hanguage Act, 1956. (2) It extends to the whole of the a [State.of 4. The State Govsrrlmert may. by notification i’ssued Govtn~,. ment ‘s from time to time, direct that Tamil shall bef usd in power to respect of such official purposes as may br specified in the potify the * . , ‘ oBcial 9 notification. , ‘ pi3rposes . I. * for which t Tamil to i be used. ! , . i i – ?&4- A. Notwithstanding anything contained in $ections’~ecl*ion* 2, 3 and 4 of this Act or in the.Code of Civil Procedure of . .I ‘ language of ‘ – 1908-(Central Act V of 1908) or in the Code of Criminal c6!urts foi Procedure, * 197 3 (Central Act 2 of 1974), Tamil shall’ be r=’r;dgg &. the language of all- denca iri dl- $ prOcut!aibgs. I (i) .oiviI. and criminal courts subordinate to the I. ,* HGG C~ourt ;;. – (ii) tribunals ; and . . .. ‘ . (iii) rent courts and retrenuet courts, I , .* ,” for: the,’*puipos8 of. recording evideae in all proceedings. ‘ I . ; ‘ fibvidedt thit the Presidini officer of1 any such, co&t , or .tiibunal may, in recording evidence in Tamil, employ English words. and phrases, wherever he feels necessary,, to bring out,-the exact purport and.mekning : , . . , . Provided, further that the High Court may, by: general ‘ or spechl’ order, parmit- . . ,(i) any.class of Presiding* Officers of civil or criminal . 1 e courts, or tribunals, or .I – h ‘W 1~his scdion.was in$ertcd by section f of the Tmil Nadu O@ial , ” A &,’ (Amendment),Acti 1976 (Tamilb?adLp Act 41 ~h,197S~~:.. .; -, . I I ~an~ua, ,, . (ii) any Presiding Officer of any such court or tribunal, to record evidesice in. English in such circumstances and for such period as may be specified in sucl~ order : provided aiso that the Board of Revenue may, by -1 or special order, permit- (i) any class of Presiding Oficers of rent courts or regen’itb COWS, or (ii) any Presiding Officer of any such court, to ~rd evidencx in ~n~lhh iir’such ciroumstances and : for such period as mzy be specified in such order. Explanation.-In this section and in section 4-B, ” rent – court ?’ or ” revenue court ” shall mean any court presided – ‘ , over by an officer of the Revenue Department.] -mkatiO’ %’ari$l as the Of i[4-~. (1) Not withstanding a~lyfhing contained in sections iqews of 2,3 and 4 ofthis Act or in the Code of Civil Procedure. corn! for-1908 (Central Act V of 1908) or in the Code of Criminal wntlm Procedure, 1973 (Central Act 2 of 1974), and subject to jydgm6nt~. h dw on* t e provisions of sub-section (2), Tamil shall be the language o~&s. of, all- (i) civil courts subordinate to the High Court ; . (ii) criminal cmrts subordinate to the High Court ; (iii) tribunals ; and (iv) rent courts and revenue courts, for the purpose of writing judgments, decrees and orders : Provided that the Presiding Onicer of any such court or tribunal may, in writing judements, decrees and orders in Tamil, employ English words he feels necessary. to bring out’ the ex.nct purport and meaning : Provided f’urt her that the High Court may, by general or special order, permit– (i) any class of Presiding Onicers of oivil’or criminal . courts, or tribunals,

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